Brexit rebels show how ‘inadequate Theresa May and her team’ are says Cambridge MP

PUBLISHED: 15:50 20 December 2017 | UPDATED: 15:50 20 December 2017

Daniel Zeichner submitted profile photograph

Daniel Zeichner submitted profile photograph

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Daniel Zeichner says if the government were smart, it would find a way to reverse Brexit talks.

“Amendment seven is go!” was the exclamation from Heidi Allen on Twitter after she joined 11 rebel Tories against Theresa May’s government.

Amendment seven of the EU Withdrawal Bill was passed by 309 votes to 305 and means that MPs will get the final vote on the Brexit deal, rather than the PM.

Cambridge’s Labour MP Daniel Zeichner said: “Last week’s defeat illustrated the extent of how inadequate May and her Brexit team really are. The Government badly misjudged the mood of MPs both on their own side, and the opposition.

“Instead of offering dialogue with people holding genuine concerns about the process, they resorted to bullying and intimidation, which is a sign of weakness – and they lost.

“Every day we see more and more evidence of the damage and cost of all this. On Thursday 14 December, I asked ministers how much the price of prescriptions will rise to cover the increased costs of duplicate regulatory systems for medicines – they don’t know, of course. If this Government were smart, it would find ways to turn back – it is not too late, and it is perfectly feasible to honour the result of the referendum and yet stay in the Single Market and the Customs Union.”

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